Food hygiene inspectors have ordered a number of takeaways, a pub and a care home in the Worksop area to undergo ‘major improvements’, it can be revealed.
The Guardian understands that Thrishna, on Newcastle Avenue; Florentino’s, on Ryton Street; New Mandarin Palace, on Eastgate; Speedy Peppers, on Victoria Square; Boot and Shoe, on High Street, Whitwell and Ashley House, on Sunnyside, all scored a rating of one out of five during 2014.
The Food Standards Agency ratings are determined by food safety officers at Bassetlaw Council.
The release of the ratings comes ahead of a busy period for food outlets with Christmas and New Year approaching.
Coun Julie Leigh, cabinet member for neighbourhoods at Bassetlaw Council, said: “I would urge premises with low ratings to work with the council’s food safety team to put in place robust improvement plans and increase public confidence in their business.”
The inspections looked at three elements - how hygienically food is handled, the condition of the structure of the buildings and how the business manages what it does to make sure food is safe.
The hygiene standards found are then rated on a scale. At the bottom of the scale is ‘zero’ – which means urgent improvement is required. At the top of the scale is ‘five’ – which means standards are very good.
As part of the Guardian’s investigation, this newspaper contacted the businesses mentioned.
A spokesperson for the Boot and Shoe pub said: “The pub is now under new management, we have been in charge for five weeks. Our kitchen has been revamped and we have a new chef.”
Marco Mir, a manager at Florentino’s, told the Guardian: “We have already made improvements on three points. We are always striving to provide the best quality food that we can. Our food quality has always been maintained. We welcome any feedback to see how we are doing.”
A spokesperson for Thrishna said: “Our rating on the Just Eat website is more than five stars. We are hoping to improve next year, we hope people will still give us a chance.”
Amit Patil, of The Ashley House, said: “Following the inspection we made appropriate changes to personnel and some processes to ensure this situation does not occur again. Our residents have never experienced any negative health concerns.”
New Mandarin Palace and Speedy Peppers were both unavailable to comment.